Needles, CA: Summary of what was discussed and voted on during the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting.

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Needles, CA: Summary of what was discussed and voted on during the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting.

A Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting was held on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

**** Here’s the agenda items discussed, motioned, and voted on from the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting: ****

** Public Appearance: **

** Ρresentation: **

– Agenda Item #1:

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Needles City Council Member Darcy will present Vice Mayor Williams and former Councilmember Linda Kidd a token of appreciation for their participation in the Mojave Desert and Mountain Integrated Waste Management Joint Powers Authority.

** Public Hearing Agenda Items: **

– Agenda Item #2:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against to subdivide a 172.28+/-acre parcel into four parcels and a remainder parcel, tentative parcel map 19558 is located in a CRR (Commercial, Residential, Resort) zone located along Needles Highway, south of Budweiser Road and north of The Palms River Resort, APN 0660-241-10 has been continued by staff to the regular meeting of the City Council to be held on March 8, 2016.

Results:

This agenda item has been continued by staff to the regular meeting of the Needles City Council to be held on March 8, 2016.

**** Recess Needles City Council and convene a joint meeting with the Needles Public Utility Authority: ****

– Agenda Item #3:

Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Approve the Needles Public Utility Authority minutes of June 23, 2015.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

Motion:

Approve the minutes of June 23, 2015.

Votes:

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

– Agenda Item #4:

Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Resolution No. 02-23-2016-NPUA establishing policy relating to termination and/or restoration of electric, water and wastewater services

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Resolution No. 2016-13 establishing policy relating to termination and/or restoration of electric, water and wastewater services.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

Motion:

Approve establishing policy for termination or restoration of electric, water and wastewater services.

Needles Public Utility Authority Vote:

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: No

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget, M.D.: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

Needles City Council Vote:

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

**** Adjourn the joint meeting and reconvene the Needles City Council Meeting: ****

** Consent Calendar Agenda Items: **

All matters listed on the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed. The City of Needles Mayor or any member of the Needles City Council may pull an item from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Prior to Needles City Council action, a member of the public may address the Needles City Council on matters scheduled on the Consent Calendar. A 3 minute time limit per person applies. Recommended Action: Approve Items #5 through #7 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

(Action Needed Agenda Items)

– Agenda Item #5:

Approve the warrants register through February 23, 2016 and a hospital related bill for $375 to SBEMP.

– Agenda Item #6:

Approve the minutes of June 23, 2015.

– Agenda Item #7:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2016-11 authorizing filing of an application for federal funding under FTA Section 5311 (49 U.S.C. Section 5311), the federal program providing assistance to rural transit programs, with the California Department of Transportation.

Motion:

Approve agenda items #5 through #7 on the Consent Calendar.

Vote:

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

** Regular Agenda Items: **

– Agenda Item #8:

Discussion regarding amending Ordinance 574-AC Chapter 12A “Marijuana Businesses” of the Needles Municipal Code and amending Section 96.01 “Table of Permissible Uses” of the Needles Zoning Code adding “17.00 Medical Marijuana”.

(Discretionary Agenda Item)

Results:

No action was taken on this agenda item and will be brought back in the form of a draft ordinance which will be heard during a public hearing.

– Agenda Item #9:

Resolution No. 2016-12 approving participation in the Desert Trails Promise Zone – San Bernardino Application to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and authorizing the Mayor to sign a letter of participation / support.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

Results:

This item was removed from the agenda.

– Agenda Item #10:

Approve the proposed revised City Budgets for fiscal year ending June 30, 2016.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

Motion:

Approve the proposed revisions to the city budget for the current fiscal year.

Vote:

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

– Agenda Item #11:

Discussion regarding Homeless Residency at Public Facilities Legislation – SB876.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

Motion:

Approve authorizing the mayor to sign a letter opposing Senate Bill 876: homeless residency at public facilities.

Vote:

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

** Needles City Council Members Requests: **

– Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson:

**** You can view the full agenda at the following City of Needles website address: ****

** Currently, the website address to the agenda is down and unavailable at this moment. **

**** You can view other City of Needles meetings agendas at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/1-2015%20COUNCIL.html

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Dale Jones in the City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 345.

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